The zeitgeist has shifted. Now the left is fizzing with ideas for a smarter economy | Will Hutton

Ambivalence over Brexit may be the only thing stopping it from being the party of progressive reform

Our landscape is changing and this spring the pace is accelerating. It’s there in the mounting public recognition that the challenges society confronts are common to us all – from climate change to the growth of food banks – and so must require a common response marshalling common resources.

It feels as if we’re at an inflection point, whether in the degree of support for Extinction Rebellion, the cross-party concern to promote social mobility or the growing acceptance that gender should be non-binary.

The derided state is emerging as an essential partner in co-creating a value-creating capitalism

A smarter capitalism needs new forms of ownership to complement the private limited company

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